Press release / Feb. 19, 2019

Response to European Banking Authority's new Danske Bank investigation

In response to the news that the European Banking Authority is investigating a possible breach of Union law by the Estonian and Danish financial services authorities in relation to the Danske Bank scandal, Nienke Palstra, Anti-Corruption Campaigner at Global Witness said:

"The sheer scale of the money laundering scandal at Danske Bank in Estonia has shaken Europe to its core. Today's news is a positive step towards rebuilding trust in the EU's ability to fight corruption, but we must see Danish and Estonian authorities, Danske Bank, and senior bankers held to account  – to make sure this never happens again."

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